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105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave in the Philippines

The proposal to increase the paid maternity leave in both the government and private sector, for a minimum of 105 days per childbirth, have been ratified by both houses of Congress. The Senate and House of Representatives ratified the bicameral conference committee report on House Bill 4113 and Senate Bill 1305, also known as the “105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law.” It will be transmitted to the President for his signature Continue reading

What You Need to Know About the (Proposed) 100-Day Maternity Leave

The Senate approved the proposed “Expanded Maternity Leave Law of 2015” (Senate Bill No. 2892; see full text), basically providing for additional days for maternity leave. Maternity leave is currently at least sixty (60) days, with pay, for normal delivery, abortion or miscarriage. It’s extended to seventy-eight (78) days in case of caesarian section delivery. The proposed law will still have to go through the usual process until it is signed by the President (or lapsed into law, unless vetoed). Continue reading

Senate Bill No. 2982: Expanded Maternity Leave Law of 2015 (Full Text]

[See What You Need to Know about the 100-day Maternity Leave]

SENATE BILL No. 2982

AN ACT INCREASING THE MATERNITY LEAVE PERIOD TO ONE HUNDRED (100) DAYS FOR FEMALE EMPLOYEES IN THE GOVERNMENT SERVICE AND IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR, AND GRANTING AN OPTION TO EXTEND FOR AN ADDITIONAL THIRTY (30) DAYS WITHOUT PAY, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 1161, AS AMENDED, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

(In Substitution of Senate Bill Nos. 288, 2083, 2084, 2661, and 2710)

SECTION 1. Short Title. – This Act shall be known as the “Expanded Maternity Leave Law of 2015.” Continue reading

Maternity Leave and Paternity Leave in the Philippines

Pinoy Entrepreneurs must deal not only with how to generate money from their businesses or ventures, but they must also be aware of the benefits to which their employees are entitled to. This may not be a problem for many Pinoy Entrepreneurs who are just starting up and doing the work themselves. The hiring of workers may come later on.

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Extending the Period of Maternity Leave

Today, we celebrate Labor Day. It’s a day set aside to, among others, honor our nation’s workforce, although to many workers, Labor Day has degenerated simply as another item in the list of holidays. This day must be important — the President chose to maintain May 1 on a Thursday, even on the face of the clear provision of the law that Labor Day must be scheduled on a Monday nearest May 1. Continue reading